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Wednesday, 25 June 2014

X stands for........

I really did have to go that eXtra mile to create this post,

I know there are a lot of words beginning with the letter X, as a Scrabble aficionado there is a glossary of X words stored in my jumbled mind!
 However, I just couldn't think of one word that I could write something interesting about. Then inspiration struck!
 I remembered the wonderful Windmill that was just around the corner from where we stayed in Anglesey on our recent holiday.



 

Here is my

This is Llynnon Mill displaying it's magnificent sails in the form of the letter  X...

Hurrah I've done it ! 
 
Whilst pondering about the letter X  I  recalled the amusing tales of Don QuiXote   the delusional Spanish gentleman who believed he was a Knight and had to go on adventures to achieve recognition for his great deeds
. On one of his adventures he saddled up his trusty old steed Rocinante  and rode off with the jolly  labourer Sancho and his dusty old donkey Dapple.
During the adventure they encountered several windmills, Don QuiXote, believing the windmills to be giants, waving their arms in the air, set about to destroy them. 



Here they are on their adventure

Oh dear not all thing s go to plan ! Or should I say that not all things are plain SAILing...(if you pardon my pun.)

 
Here are the giants that he failed to defeat.
 
The delightful yarns of Don Quixote were written by Miguel de Cervantes.
Many thanks to the excellent devisor Denise  of AbcW xxxxxx 
and the exploring mind Roger who is the adminstrator of the site... xxxxxx 
http://abcwednesday-mrsnesbitt.ca/

23 comments:

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  2. Well done indeed Di! I can't think of any Xs!!

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  3. eXcellent post, Di! You have outdone yourself by including the story about Don QuiXote.

    Leslie
    abcw team

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  4. I love how you spun this story of the windmills and Don Quixote!! Very fun post and illustrations.
    Ann

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  5. You know Leslie, I think I may just be a creative writer meaning that when I start typing, probably with particular theme in mind, then something suddenly stirs my imagination...how extraordinary ..

    love Di..xx

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  6. Hi FP, so right X's are extraordinarily difficult to use in words, however looking at all the responses on abcwednesday.. there are more X's than you ever imagine!

    love di..xx

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  7. Hi Ann,
    glad you liked my little yarn, I loved the stories of Don Quixote,
    He was such a dreamer surrounded by his library..
    .Also the mill in Llynnon was really interesting too, so much interest, so much to do,
    Di.xx

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  8. Brilliant use of the X. I love the way you have woven it into the wonderful, dreaming Don Quixote, whose stories I have always loved. As for windmills, your post reminds me of our trip to The Netherlands where we saw many beautiful examples.

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  9. The windmill is such a perfect X.

    ROG, ABCW

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  10. Love that second drawing of Don Quixote. When you started your post I thought it was going to be the Lytham St Annes one, fooled me, LOL.

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  11. Hello Nana Jo, lovely to hear from you.
    I'm glad you enjoyed my little yarn, I could have gone on and on about Don Quixote he's such a diverse character, a mixture of funny and sad,silly and wise and so on!
    I would like to take a trip to Holland, particularly to see the bulb fields and of course, the magnificent Windmills.
    Best wishes,
    Di.

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  12. Hi Roger, thanks for dropping by.
    I can't tell you how much I am enjoying contributing to ABCW, it's really got my mind buzzing!
    Looking forward to the next round...Oh YES....all the Y's...can't wait.

    Di.x

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  13. Hi Joy, I'd forgotten all about the windmill at Lytham St Anne's, I think I've seen it once as a child, can't say I was overly impressed, it somehow looked of place.
    The drawings of Don Quixote are quite remarkable there's loads to look at on Google, certainly made me chuckle!
    love Di.x

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  14. I love windmills as you probably know. These mills are all in the resting position forming a perfect X.
    I didn't read Don Quixote, but I saw the musical : Man of La Mancha! I enjoyed it very much. And I also enjoyed reading your post. Thank you!
    Wil, ABCW team.

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  15. A wonderfully creative connection - Don Quixote and the windmills - well done!

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  16. Hi Wil,
    thanks for stopping by, and your kind comments,.
    I like the whirring sounds that windmills make when their sails are in full flight, sort an eerie sound.
    I have heard of the musical The Man from La Mancha but haven't seen it.
    I think there's a ballet too, Along with the opera by Massenet , so obviously a highly acclaimed character...

    Di..xx

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  17. Hi Susan, thank you for you kind words,

    Di.x

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  18. Great idea for the letter X and what wonderful windmills they are.

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  19. lovely post about windmollen and don quichot,happy summer, greeting from Belgium with rain again.

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  20. Hi Cherie, I sort of thought you would like the Llynon windmill, well worth a visit for a day out

    love Di.x

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  21. Hi retriever, lovely to hear from, glad you liked my yarn...It's been raining a lot here but now I'm pleased to report the sun shines on Liverpool today!

    Best wishes,
    Di.x

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  22. Well done, Trubes. Loved the Don Quixote tale, and all those cheeky pictures. x

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  23. Hi Rena, glad you liked it, thanks for stopping by,

    Best wishes,

    Di.x

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